The first Les Arcs European Film Festival will be staged from Dec. 12 to 19, right at the start of winter, but with ski runs up to 3200 metres and extensive snow making, there should still be plenty of snow to enjoy when you're not catching a movie.

Les Arcs is actually treating itself to a slightly earlier-than-usual opening under this banner of European culture. With more than 50 feature films being shown on the resort's eight screens, including previews of four major European films, this is a unique opportunity to try the first snow while enjoying an ambitious and daring film festival.

More than 400 guests from the world of cinema - including actors, directors, producers and journalists - will be attending the event.

The Film Festival Special offer is available for short stays of four days/three nights and costs only €11 per person, per day based on four people sharing a studio apartment. Other special rates are available for other group sizes.

The Paradiski area offers a total of 420 kilometres of ski runs for all levels. The area is made up of five linked resorts: Bourg Saint Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950, and Arc 2000.

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